DESIGNER PROFILE

 

DAN PLANKO

We first met Dan, or rather we first met his bench, at ICFF a few years back while exhibiting with New Design Canada. Needless to say, upon meeting his bench we had no clue that we would spend the next few years collaborating with him and going to ICFF together.

 

Company/Organizations: Affiliated with Patrick Roberge Productions, Rollout, Pacific National Exhibition, and the Gering Lopez Gallery

 

Website: plankodesign.com

 

Education: BFA-UBC, FA Diplo-Langara College, ID-OCAID

 

Describe your work: Whimsical, thoughtful, diverse.

 

Inspirations: Sonny and Cher Show, Established & Sons, Amsterdam

 

Future Projects/Goal: To build my own house/studio with reclaimed and repurposed materials

 

What is one word that describes your artist style? Eclectic.

 

How did you get started working with ROLLOUT? ROLLOUT founding partners sat on my bench at ICFF 2007!

 

Please list a few cool or inspirational websites you visit and love:
Core77
Makezine
Artinfo
ExtremeCraft

 

What resources do you use for creating your work? Web, thrift stores and colleagues.

 

Can you share any of your secret tips? Never get tied to one concept

 

What did your parents want you to be instead of a designer? An Architect

 

Is there a piece of art you wished you had created, and why? The flower puppy by Jeff Koons because it makes me happy.

 

What gets you excited about tomorrow? The unknown.

 

How would you refer to the current artistic style and mindset you live in today? Local and thoughtful towards tomorrow.

 

 

 

PLANKO PROJECTS

Elvis The Rewilderness Project One The Fly Table

 

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